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This weekend I went and did some shopping for some wheels and I finally got some.

1972 Piper 2+2 140D

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I'm still in the process for my license. I'm having the owner fly it down to a local airport and im going to have it cleaned inspected and fixed up at Selfridge and see if i can get some hook ups and store it there for free, but we will see. I was at the airport at the right time and i was looking at it and the owner walked up and said it was for sale. We talked and I said I would fill it up if he took me for a ride and we flew around for a couple of hours and the plane seems strong for a 140 and really easy to fly so I bought it for about 29,000 plus i paid to have him fly it down.

Can't wait to get my license!

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that is sweet.

hope nothing goes wrong with it when timing is bad (in the air). :)

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I learned how to fly in one of those things!!! I LOVED the Cherokee 140 and 160. Its a very steady aircraft, the ground steering is wonderful as compared to Cessnas, the only pet peeve is that when you're doing some ground reference stuff sometimes the wing can block your view directly below the aircraft (although that's the same peeve with any low wing aircraft)

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Well I hope you serve more than just peanuts.
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I learned how to fly in one of those things!!! I LOVED the Cherokee 140 and 160. Its a very steady aircraft, the ground steering is wonderful as compared to Cessnas, the only pet peeve is that when you're doing some ground reference stuff sometimes the wing can block your view directly below the aircraft (although that's the same peeve with any low wing aircraft)

Hopefully after i out grow this thing and become an "ace" I think I will buy a Cessna Turbo Skylane. That's Why I was looking at Pipers because there claim to fame seems to be ease of flying and training.

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If I ever become a megamiillionaire my aircraft hanger will include a B-17G Flying Fortress and a P-51D Mustang. :)

Congrats on the plane!

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What kind of range do these things get?

At 124 mph or 108 knots about 500 miles or 440 Nautical Miles

Thanks everyone! :)

DF: I would have to one up you to a B-50 Superfortress and the F4-U Corsair or F6F Hellcat. The Mustang was a bad ass plane but I always loved the Navy Blue Carrier fighters.

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ZOMG! It's front propeller drive and has a b-pillar! Look at that ugly overhang! :yuck: :yuck:

(kidding)

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At 124 mph or 108 knots about 500 miles or 440 Nautical Miles

Thanks everyone! :)

DF: I would have to one up you to a B-50 Superfortress and the F4-U Corsair or F6F Hellcat. The Mustang was a bad ass plane but I always loved the Navy Blue Carrier fighters.

B-29 SuperFortress you mean? :P

Good luck finding one of those. haha

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B-29 SuperFortress you mean? :P

Good luck finding one of those. haha

Do your homework!

B-50 was released in 47 after the war and was the first to fly around the world non-stop I believe.

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Do your homework!

B-50 was released in 47 after the war and was the first to fly around the world non-stop I believe.

Oh right, the B-50! Shame on me for forgetting it :duh:

You know what was even cooler (to me)? The XB-38.

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Interesting side note. My brother just saw a B-17 and B-24 fly over UMass Dartmouth. I'm thinking maybe the 909 and that silver B-24 whose name I forget.

Edit: Dragon and his Tail

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(hahaha, very funny REO-boi) No WAY would I ever hate on a Vaught. F4U Corsair!

it's one of my top 5 favorite planes of all time, just behind the B-17 & ahead of the

Me.109 & Mustang.... prob. a dead tie with the SuperMarine Spitfire.

Congrats on your purchase! :)

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Is it possible to buy an old P-38 Lightning?

I think all known models are owned and being restored for museums or military airshows. If you can find one in a scrapyard i guess but im sure there is some red tape involved.

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i think that violates a lot of FAA laws.

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I know what I'd put in my hangar if I had the cash and time. I'd put a C-130 in there, so's I could haul all my goodies around in it (and land in short, unimproved airstrips, and do airdrops, and do medivac, and haul cargo for a living, and well, do all the things that a C-130 has been doing since it entered service with the USAF -and almost any/every other air force in the world- for over 50 years). Oh yeah, and I'd have a Piper or three in there for short, personal hops. As far as war birds, I'd have to have two favorite WWII aircraft, the P-47 Thunderbolt, and a P-38 Lightning. Other than that I'd really, really, really really really, like an F-15, but I know that won't happen for at least 40 years...

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I would love to own a SR-71 Blackbird :drool:

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